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Old 12-07-2019, 08:17 AM   #1
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Bouncey ride home with new TT

Picked our new wildwood Friday and the ride home was terrible. I have a blue ox WDH installs by dealer. The ride was was very bouncey. Made the wife sea sick. It would smooth out when I hit a patch of asphalt and return when I hit concrete. Will call dealer Monday, but does anyone have an idea how to fix problem.
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Old 12-07-2019, 08:33 AM   #2
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Hitch is likely adjusted wrong. One common issue I have read is an oversized hitch produces this effect (porpoising). My dealer was going to put a 1000/10000 hitch on me, when the specs called for a 600/6000. The manufacturers website warned of the negative impact of an oversized hitch. Does your hitch size line up with your rig weight?
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Old 12-07-2019, 08:35 AM   #3
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It would be good to know what model toy hauler and truck you have for members to give feedback.
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Old 12-07-2019, 09:00 AM   #4
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I agree with the others- what size/weight are your spring bars??? What model is your trailer and what are advertised weights?
What truck are you towing with?

I have a Blue Ox WD hitch and I like it fine. I have the correct weight bars for my rig. They are bent noticeably when I'm hitched and sitting on level road.


(Also where were you driving? Going thru Birmingham will make anyone seasick! No offense to our friends in Alabama!)
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Old 12-07-2019, 09:10 AM   #5
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You would think a dealer would put the hitch on right but they are notorious for doing it wrong. Double check the installation with the manufacturers instructions before going back to the dealer.
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Old 12-07-2019, 01:31 PM   #6
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We had a bouncy ride, too: our brand new Ford truck (bought to tow the camper), had the wrong tire pressure.....once we fixed that, our ride greatly improved! Good luck and enjoy your new camper
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I had a bouncy ride in my new Ford F350 drw especially on concrete. OEM shocks were dead, put on Bilstiens and problem gone.
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Old 12-07-2019, 04:51 PM   #8
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Some advice from a guy who's been using a blue ox hitch for 5 years. Go to harbor freight and buy the longest 1/2" breaker bar they sell and a 1" socket.
Put that #@*!! Flat bar that came with the hitch far in the back of your storage hatch and never use it again. Mine almost broke my finger before I learned my lesson.
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Old 12-07-2019, 05:35 PM   #9
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X2 on getting rid of the flat bar for tightening weight bars.

I had a 2003 2500 HD, regular cab, 8 foot box with Blue Ox hitch for the first year we had our trailer. It bounced like crazy on concrete roads over 55 mph. I got the 2015 double cab, short bed, 2500 HD the following year and have not had any bounce problems since. The ball height on the 2015 is about 1" higher and the wheel base is longer. I did not make any adjustments to the hitch. Take it back to the dealer for hitch adjustment or watch the video, from Blue Ox, and do it yourself.
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Old 12-08-2019, 07:39 AM   #10
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Picked our new wildwood Friday and the ride home was terrible. I have a blue ox WDH installs by dealer. The ride was was very bouncey. Made the wife sea sick. It would smooth out when I hit a patch of asphalt and return when I hit concrete. Will call dealer Monday, but does anyone have an idea how to fix problem.
Our improved greatly after we loaded the trailer with our stuff !!!
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Old 12-08-2019, 08:24 AM   #11
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Pickup and TT specs

Sorry about not providing all the info. 2014 f 150 eco boost. My TT is a 2019 wildwood 260tr
Hitch weight 610
Ccc weight 2682
Empty weight 4728
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Old 12-08-2019, 08:31 AM   #12
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With that much weight on a 150, you're gonna feel it. Loaded up you'll be 7000k plus.
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Old 12-08-2019, 08:35 AM   #13
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There are a lot of options for that truck, and it greatly affects the towing specs. While I suspect the installation of the hitch as others above, it would help to know the data off the tire and loading plate on the truck itself.
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Old 12-08-2019, 08:42 AM   #14
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Old 12-08-2019, 08:54 AM   #15
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A lot of lousy old concrete roads in areas that we travel that cause our rig to do a little dancing when we go over the expansion strips.
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:25 AM   #16
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Sorry about not providing all the info. 2014 f 150 eco boost. My TT is a 2019 wildwood 260tr
Hitch weight 610
Ccc weight 2682
Empty weight 4728
Guessing that is off the sticker on the trailer?
So if you put a pair of bikes in the back and all the camping goodies you may be around 6500 gross trailer weight when you roll loaded. That hopefully puts around 1000 pounds on your tongue. Your spring bars should have 3 or 4 dimples (1000/ 1500 lbs respectively) on the round end of the bar. The lighter bars would need to be tightened with fewer links showing. Likely to where the bars would be parallel to the trailer frame. Conversely, the heavier bars may need a little slope down from the frame. If your bars have 2 or 5 dimples they are not the right ones.
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:36 AM   #17
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Interesting. We have an f250 diesel and our payload is only 10# more than yours. Diesel eats a lot of payload.
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:47 PM   #18
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Get rid of the OX

I had that Blue Ox and had it adjusted properly. I thought the more expensive the better. I was wrong. Finally took it off and got an equalizer. Night and day. I mean really a bid differance. Its now a pleasure towing our 2608 rockwood.
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I had that Blue Ox and had it adjusted properly. I thought the more expensive the better. I was wrong. Finally took it off and got an equalizer. Night and day. I mean really a bid differance. Its now a pleasure towing our 2608 rockwood.
Equalizer here as well. Definitely the way to go. I had the Blue Ox on another trailer. Worked okay but I prefer the Equalizer.
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Old 12-12-2019, 08:55 PM   #20
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Equalizing the weitht

I had a problem with bouncing. The weight distribution of my Sierra was not going to the front axle. Measuring the wheel wells to ground before and after hookup showed the rear well dropping lower with no drop to the front. I went to 5 spacer washers on the WDH and still did not have any drop at front wheel well while rear well was dropping about 3/4 inch. I moved hitch up a notch on the shank and started with three spacers washers. Front wheel well dropped, not quite as much as rear well but it seemed to eliminate the bounce.
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